Inspiration comes from everywhere. You may think Heliconia was inspired simply by the flower itself- perhaps I came across some one day on a hike or a walk (which of course I have). But actually it was inspired by a scene in the mini series, The Queen’s Gambit. Beth sits in a bath in her hotel room in Russia and behind her is a flower arrangement and a stained glass window. It was late 2020, perhaps October or November when I watched it and drew this print, and for some reason it gives peace looking back on it. 2020 was not the best of times, but some wonderful things came out of it. Heliconia is fun and playful but it also has a serene quality about it, even printed in hot pink.